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The treasurer also revealed that she felt the players should have skipped trips to Algeria so the money could be spent on salaries.
Gor Mahia’s treasurer, Dolfina Odhiambo, apologized to coach Sammy Omollo for her wrong spiel against him.
The referee had said that the manager was naïve when it came to Caf’s Champions League matches and that was the reason why he was rigid in changing his tactic in the 6-0 loss to CR Belouizdad .
Additionally, he criticized the Posta Rangers coach for saying that K’Ogalo was not ready for his game because they had not trained.
“So sorry [my opinion] went wrong, “Odhiambo apologized to Omollo via text message seen by objective.
“It was my opinion and I did not stop to think that it would end up becoming a circus and I think I apologized and accepted the correction in the same study.
“Sorry ‘Pamzo’, in fact, from now on I will not attend any technical meetings again. Let me focus on money matters, forgive me.”
This has happened while the K’Ogalo players are at home after refusing to train for the second leg of the match against the Algerian team until their quotas are settled.
The players reluctantly agreed to play in the first leg and Dolfina revealed that she had given them an option before the team left for Algeria on December 24 for the match played two days later.
He stated that it would have been prudent for the club to pay the players instead of honoring the Caf Champions League match against CR Belouizdad.
The official assured that she compromised the players on whether they were in good condition to face the Algerian team and, through assistant captain Philemon Otieno, they affirmed to be prepared.
“‘Are we really ready to go play?’ That is what I asked the players and through the [assistant] Captain Otieno claimed to be ready ”. Odhiambo said on Saturday.
“Yes, we had the money, but I wish we didn’t honor the game and use the money, where we had to pay Ksh4 million just for the flight, to pay the players.”
The treasurer also said substitute head coach Omollo should in no way blame the club for financial problems as the main reason leading to the embarrassing loss.
“So that shouldn’t be the main reason Omollo would say he made us get beaten,” he continued.
“Empty pockets on the part of the players may have contributed to the poor results, but not to the level that the coach tries to put. That is my honest opinion.
“The boys were prepared and certainly optimistic. They were happy that I brought them to a nice place in Algeria and not to a River Road hotel. [a sub-standard hotel in the Kenyan context]. “